EghtesadOnline: Competitive sport has become a global billion-dollar industry due in large part to intellectual property rights and ever closer cooperation among the media, sponsors and sports organizations.
EghtesadOnline: How can Iran’s economy make big inroads into sports industry when 70% of people are merely speculators and give physical activity a wide berth? This was a question participants of a meeting entitled “Privatization of Professional Football Clubs: Opportunities and Threats” brought up for discussion at Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.
EghtesadOnline: Branko Ivankovic, the 40th manager of Iran’s Persepolis Football Club, and Carlos Queiroz, Iran’s national football team's head coach of seven years, have created more money for the teams they lead than the value of their contracts, a report by 90TV.ir said.
EghtesadOnline: Just a few days before the beginning of the 2018 World Cup, analysts with football data site Transfermarkt put the value of Iran’s national football team at around £38.3 million ($50.26 million), toward the bottom end of the charts and only more valuable than those of Panama, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Costa Rica.
EghtesadOnline: Should France go on to win the World Cup on Sunday, they would have peaked perfectly after starting the tournament in Russia slowly but gaining momentum when it mattered most.
EghtesadOnline: An increasingly confident Sweden are relishing the prospect of a World Cup quarter-final clash against England after displaying the best of their battling qualities in a 1-0 win over Switzerland in Tuesday’s Round of 16 tie.
EghtesadOnline: The piercing sound of horns and cheers of Colombia’s football fans fell silent after their World Cup dreams were shattered in a nail-biting last-16 loss on penalties to England on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: According a recent report by the Statistical Center of Iran, a total of 6.6% of sports venues in the country were owned by the private sector in the fiscal 2015-16, marking an increase of 1.9% compared to four years before.
EghtesadOnline: The two greatest players of this generation have been sent packing from Russia in the same day.
EghtesadOnline: The three group-stage matches of Iran’s national football team, known as Team Melli, against Morocco, Spain and Portugal in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.